2018 Pan Pacific Championships Psych Sheets Released

2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Thursday, August 9th – Sunday, August 12th
  • Tatsumi International Swim Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • LCM
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheets

The 2018 Pan Pacific Championships are set to begin in one week and the psych sheets have just been released on the official meet website. The nations of America, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, along with several more, will compete for international bragging rights and hardware heading into the final 2 years of the Olympic quad.

There are no real surprises on the psychs, given that the squads attending have been known for nations such as Canada and Japan for some time. The United States’ Pan Pac roster was the remaining line-up to be finalized, revealed 3 days ago at the conclusion of the U.S. Nationalss in Irvine.

There are some key swimmers missing that we’ve known about, such as Australia’s Cameron McEvoy, James Magnussen and David McKeon, but all others appear to be on the list as expected. As a refresher, Brazil’s Bruno Fratus is also out of the competition.

Of note, Aussie Ariarne Titmus is still listed on the 200m free entrants, but the teen has publicly stated that she may indeed drop the event.

Additionally, South Korea is absent from the start lists, indicating no swimmers will be competing in Tokyo. At the 2014 edition of the Pan Pacs, Olympian Park Tae Hwan took gold in the men’s 400m freestyle and this year Kim Seoyeong is ranked 2nd in the world in the women’s 200m IM. Neither athlete is listed as participating, however. The Asian Games’ swimming competition kicks off on August 19th, so superstars such as China’s Sun Yang may be continuing training for that prestigious continental meet.

South Africa is another nation that participated in 2014 that is absent from the psych sheets, although big gun Chad Le Clos wasn’t in Australia at the last edition.

We’re diving deeper into each race via our Pan Pac previews and will highlight any anomalies on the psychs if any are discovered.

In This Story

55
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of

55 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
petriasfan
4 years ago

Can’t seem to find Jess Ashwood’s name on the start lists. She has struggled to find her 2015-early 2016 form since her return to competitive swimming. I hope all is A-OK with Ashwood.

Klorn8d
4 years ago

You said titmus said she was gonna drop the 200 but that’s the complete opposite of what she said. She said she’s getting so good at the 200 she’s dropping the 1500

Maelstrom
Reply to  Klorn8d
4 years ago

another outlet said she’s dropping both the 200 and 1500 at pan pacs, focusing on the 400 and 800.

sscommenter
4 years ago

whats the pool like? new facility/indoor/outdoor? I feel like the conditions have a lot to do with the times we are guessing in this meet

kdswim
Reply to  sscommenter
4 years ago

Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center. Indoor, a couple of world records set there.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  kdswim
4 years ago

Great Pool – Japanese dont mess around with quality infrastructures ( except one of course ) .

Wirmandi sugriat
4 years ago

Speaking about Asian Games, will swimswam be coming to cover the event? It would be fantastic if you do

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Wirmandi sugriat
4 years ago

is that relevant just before Pan Pacs ?

Wirmandi sugriat
4 years ago

Speaking about Asian games… Will swimswam be coming to Jakarta to cover the event??

Buttafly
4 years ago

Seliskar in the 100 free could be interesting, don’t know if he will earn a relay slot for Worlds in it but I could see him popping a 48 mid to high

Pvdh
Reply to  Buttafly
4 years ago

48 seems probably with his 1:45 and his dirty undies

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

hehehehe

Rafael
4 years ago

For the races with Direct final (800 and 1500) how is the US decision for Worlds?

Tea rex
Reply to  Rafael
4 years ago

The answer is always Ledecky.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Tea rex
4 years ago

lol

too impressed
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

In the aforementioned timed final races, are countries still limited to two swimmers in the top eight and another in 9-16th?

Rafael
4 years ago

JPN will beat Australia on the 4×100 men free.. you read it here first..

KeithM
Reply to  Rafael
4 years ago

No Maggie. Roberts is…Roberts. Beyond Chalmers and Cartwright the well looks dry in Tokyo. Would they dare scratch this relay? They’ve already got their QT for Worlds from CGs.

KeithM
Reply to  KeithM
4 years ago

Forgot to mention the most obvious absentee…McEvoy. It’s a big vaccum without these arrows in the quiver. Even on recent form Maggie would be serviceable to put together a respectable relay. All momentum has shifted to their 4×200 relay now.

Pvdh
Reply to  KeithM
4 years ago

If trust Roberts over Magnussen these days.

About Retta Race

Retta Race

Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

Read More »